Australian Tropical Rainforest Plants - Online edition
Acrotriche baileyana (Domin) J.M.Powell
Powell, J.M. (1975) Telopea 1: 425.
Usually flowers and fruits as a shrub 2-4 m tall.
Calyx persistent at the base of the fruit and style persistent at the apex. Fruits depressed globular, about 3-4 x 2-3 mm. Endocarp hard with many fibrous strands on the outer surface, seeds 1-3 or more, each about 2 x 1 mm. Embryo about 1 mm long. Cotyledons small, located at one end of a long straight embryo and no wider than the radicle.
Cotyledons narrowly oblong-elliptic, about 5-6 x 1 mm, petioles very short. Venation obscure, almost 3-veined. Cotyledons longer and wider than the first leaves. Hypocotyl square in transverse section. Stem clothed in short whitish hairs. First leaves with longitudinally parallel venation. At the tenth leaf stage: leaf blade linear, about 5-6 mm long, shorter than the cotyledons, petiole absent. Venation longitudinal and parallel with three veins more prominent than the rest. Margin clothed in teeth-like hairs. Seed germination time 325 days.